Fiorentina are reportedly hoping to sign Angelo Ogbonna on loan in the January transfer window, and former sporting director Gianluca Nani has explained to TMW why the Italian centre-back could head back to Serie A when the transfer window opens.
Nani, who worked at West Ham under Gianfranco Zola, said: “It can happen if he cannot immerse himself in this world [English football]. A return to Italy in January is strong.”
Nani has admitted that Ogbonna could be tempted back to Italy as he has not yet truly adapted to the world of English football since his summer arrival from Juventus.
Impressing on the field of play, Ogbonna is currently out of the team after recovering from injury, but Nani has suggested that he has not adapted to the English life in the manner that many had suggested.
This opens the door for Ogbonna to potentially leave the Boleyn Ground in January, and a team are already keen to seal a deal to take him back to his homeland of Italy.
TMW reported that Fiorentina are showing an interest in signing Ogbonna on loan in January, hoping to take him on a short-term deal until the end of the season.
Whilst it sounded almost impossible when first announced, Nani’s recent comments have opened the possibility of a deal being agreed in January, and the Hammers should be worried about losing a truly top class player.